Thursday, March 12, 2009

Clinton Bennett, 73, of Monett, died Tuesday, March 9, 2009, at his home. He was born May 7, 1935, in Cassville, the son of Ralph and Mildred Thomas Bennett. He was retired from EFCO Corporation in Monett, an Army veteran and a Baptist. He married Charlene Poe on April 30, 1965, in Wheaton, and she survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Gene Bennett and his wife, Laurie, of Rocky Comfort; three daughters, Cindy Rutherford, of Purdy, Cristy Bennett, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Carla Bennett, of Monett; two sisters, Nadean Merritt, of Purdy, and Evelyn Bowman, of Galena; one brother, Jim Bennett, of Purdy; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin, Gary and Glendell Bennett; and four sisters, Wilma Lowe, Merilyn Hemphill, Mildred Rerrick and Betty Peak.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Buchanan Chapel in Monett with Rev. Jarel Burnside officiating. Burial will be at Arnhart Cemetery near Purdy under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hulston Cancer Center.